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Swirral Grind 850

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Friday 19th July 2024

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Wednesday 6th September 2023 at 08:00
Entries Close
Monday 15th July 2024
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10 Participants
Entry Fees
Entry Fee   £25.00   
Race Director - Charles Sproson

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The Swirral Grind is an uphill only race. Designed in the style of a Vertical K its a full on grind of an ascent, starting from the events field in Patterdale.

We are delighted to be offering this vertical race as part of the Rab Helvellyn Sky Ultra weekend.

6km with 850m ascent | July 19th 2024 | Based in Patterdale | Price: £25


What you get:

  • Fully marked course
  • Manned checkpoint
  • A professional Safety Officer and supporting safety team delivered by Mountain Run
  • A professionally planned event delivered by an highly experienced team
  • A 'Lung Bursting/Leg Burning' ascent of Helvellyn, the 3rd highest mountain in the Lakes
  • A fast and furious ascent of Swirral Edge
  • The chance to run in a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • A great evening out in the mountains with hard-to-earn adrenaline and endorphins ...

The Race Route:

6km of pure ascent. Starting at the King George Playing Field in Patterdale, the home of the Rab Helvellyn Sky Ultra and Rab Pinnacle Ridge Extreme, the Swirral Grind 850 will not disappoint.

This is a race that will test your lungs, legs and will power in one fell swoop, steep and stepped paths lead to the iconic 'Hole in the Wall' where a reprieve is had running the flats of the Red Tarn Basin before the 2nd and final ascent climbs up to the ridge-line of Swirral Edge, tackling the easy scrambling to reach the summit and the all important Trig Point at 950m.

Do you have the desire?

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This event offers the option to purchase XCover, so that participants may be able to get a refund if they are unable to attend due to unforeseen circumstances.

Other Lake District Sky Trails events this weekend

Sat 20 Jul 24 Rab Helvellyn Sky Ultra
Sat 20 Jul 24 St Sunday Mountain Race
Sun 21 Jul 24 Place Fell 15k
Sun 21 Jul 24 Rab Pinnacle Ridge Extreme 2024
Sun 20 Jul 25 Pinnacle Ridge Extreme 2025

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Event Location
King George Playing Field, Patterdale